RAGBRAI LI Route Announced on Jan. 27!

Anyone ride this year in RAGBRAI 2016 from Wash. DC area

Please share your thought if you are from DC area and riding RAGBRAI 2016!



28 Replies

Ben….. M., March 25, 2016 at 4:34 pm



Ben….. M., March 30, 2016 at 9:10 am



RustyC, March 31, 2016 at 4:11 pm

I’m coming in from Pittsburgh. Is that close enough?
Go Pens!


dcdevance, April 1, 2016 at 7:25 am

I am going to RAGBRAI and I live in Camp Springs, MD just southeast of Washington D.C. just over the WW Bridge.


Ben….. M., April 1, 2016 at 9:19 am

Thanks Rusty! Yes it is close enough. How do you get to end town and when? Any advice?


Ben….. M., April 1, 2016 at 9:24 am

Hi Duane, Would you share when do you leave the area and what the best route to take to end town? Any advice?


RustyC, April 1, 2016 at 4:39 pm

Hi ben, I plan on driving to end town. Park the car in the week-long area, and take the PBV bus to start town. Staying with PBV this year. I think I would like to get to Muscatine on a very early Friday morning — find the parking — hang out till bus leaves.(Nap)


Ben….. M., April 1, 2016 at 10:09 pm

Thanks Rusty. It was good information. What route are you taking? How many year have you done this tour?



RustyC, April 12, 2016 at 6:22 pm

Sorry for the late reply. I was away for the week.

This will be my second RAGBRAI, with last year being the first. I am trusting google maps!


SFC JKL 2, April 12, 2016 at 10:46 pm

Several charters run an east – west shuttle from the end town. A few leave Friday while most will leave Sat morning, getting to the start mid afternoon. You’re camping on either end. Don’t expect much action in Muscatine Friday night.
I-80 looks quicker on paper, but not that much faster than if you want to take I-74. It’s a long drive but really simple either way.


Ben….. M., April 13, 2016 at 10:52 am

Thanks for information.

We are coming for DC taking Highway I70 to I74. I am not taking I80 based on my past experience.


Ben….. M., April 13, 2016 at 6:08 pm

We are coming from DC taking Highway I70 to I74 to the end town. I am not taking I80 based on my past experience.


RustyC, April 16, 2016 at 1:39 pm

I will take I70/I74 also. My plan is to get into Muscatine very early on saturday, have breakfast, find the weeklong parking, and just hang until the E2W bus.
On the way back, leave Muscatine after ride and meal. Then get a few driving hours in and stay in motel. Then finish the next day.


Ben….. M., April 16, 2016 at 3:05 pm

Good plan Rusty. I found it would be very useful if I leave Thursday night and drive as long as possible. Then stay a place and drive early Friday morning to Iowa. Take advantage of evening night parties and catch up with the team and leave early Sat to beginning town. BTW, let have a beer on me in Iowa.




Jack in VA, April 21, 2016 at 3:44 pm

I’m just down the road (well, I-95 and I-64) in Hampton VA. This will be my 16th year across Iowa – have driven out, taken Amtrak, flown, had a friend drive me to the start town and meet me at the finish town, and sometimes combinations of all. Maybe we can meet up either on this coast before the ride, or during the trek across Iowa.


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